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Beyond IQ: Scientific Tools for Training Problem Solving, Intuition, Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, and More
Beyond IQ: Scientific Tools for Training Problem Solving, Intuition, Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, and More
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Author: Sundem, Garth

Brand: Three Rivers Press

Color: White

Number Of Pages: 240

Release Date: 22-07-2014

Details: Product Description Forget the IQ tests and tweak those parts of intelligence that matter most to real world success.   Sure, having a high IQ is great. But surprisingly, science shows that mental abilities not captured in IQ tests can have the most impact in the real world—attributes like creativity, willpower, emotional intelligence, and intuition.   And yes—you can train those skills. In these pages, journalist Garth Sundem draws on interviews with psychology’s top experts and the latest research to show you how.   Beyond IQ is a new kind of braintraining guide, one packed with useful, engaging exercises scientifically shown to help you make the most of the brain you've got in the arena that matters most—life!"   BEYOND IQ is filled with simple pen-and-paper exercises that will help you: --teach your mind to hear that "eureka" moment of insight --improve your problem-solving skills --use divergent thinking to boost your creativity --retrain your intuition to become more trustworthy --avoid the cognitive "blinkering" that too often comes with expertise --expand your working memory --practice your performance under pressure --improve your pattern-recognition skills --sharpen your emotional intelligence --strengthen your willpower   And more! About the Author GARTH SUNDEM is the author of numerous books, including Geek Logik and the pop-science guides Brain Candy and Brain Trust. His writing has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Esquire, Wired, and Men's Health. He lives in Colorado. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter One Insight I was at a thing the other night with a handful of other Boulder, Colorado, authors, ostensibly to talk about writerly stuff but actually to drink beer and swap stories. After a couple of Left Hand Brewing Wake Up Dead Stouts, a defense lawyer turned biographer turned crime writer named Mark told a story about his book in progress, the fifth in a series of crime novels. Set in south Florida, it features hit men with guns, a corpse filled with bullets, and more than a pinch of courtroom drama. Mark talked about how he’d peppered the first two-­thirds of the book with clues leading to his meticulously pre-­planned conclusion that, in hindsight and in the great tradition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Perry Mason, and Angela Lansbury as amateur detective Jessica Fletcher, could’ve gone no other way. Only, it did. For a couple of weeks, in the back of Mark’s mind had been the disappointment that this fifth book was going in the same direction as his first four—­not the details, per se, but the mechanism of clue-­sprinkling that eventually leads the only place it could lead: to the true killer. You know, the crime-­novel thing. One morning he sat down to type as he always does, imagining that in a couple of hours, he’d be two thousand words closer to his scripted finish. But then—­bang!—­something happened. The clues came together in his head like the melding of the two panels of a 3D stereogram, only instead of bringing the killer’s face into focus (spoiler alert!), the sum of these clues was no killer at all. The hit men found an already-­dead body and claimed the crime in order to get paid. Mark described his absolute confidence that the left turn he took meshed with the interconnected web of clues woven into his novel’s previous two hundred pages. He just knew it was right. And in this state of knowing, the words in his head outpaced his typing skills. He found himself attacking the keyboard in a frenzy to crystalize his insight. One day and fifteen thousand words later, Mark had his newest crime novel. Crime writer Mark’s insight is the stuff we all hope for when presented with a tricky problem: a simple, brilliant solution that strikes us seemingly out of the blue. But it seems serendipitous, impossible to re-­create. In fact, while Mark’s crime-­novel insight was serendipitous in that he didn’t necessarily mean to discover clues click

EAN: 9780770435967

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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